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Tierra del Fuego

Listed under Islands in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

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Tierra del Fuego or Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, is the largest island in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Half of the island belongs to the Magallanes Region of Chile while the eastern part belongs to the Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina.

Although the island has sandy beaches, the climate is subpolar, meaning long wet winters and little temperature fluctuation between the seasons. The static weather helps to preserve the island's glaciers and the island gets snow above 700 metres. There are skiing as well as hiking and climbing facilities. Tierra del Fuego also has dramatic waterfalls, and forests, but only six species of tree grow here.

The most popular visitors attractions are Ushuaia, the southern most city in the world, The Tierra del Fuego National Park and the historic Tren del Fin del Mundo (Southern Fuegian Railway). The fly fishing is also supposed to be good.

Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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“Trout Fresh From the Sea at the End of the Earth in Argentina”

By Peter Kaminsky for the New York Times First Published: May 24, 2009 WE paused at the mouth of the Irigoyen River where it empties into the steel blue waters of the southernmost Atlantic, or Mar Austral, about 700 miles (as the albatross flies) from … Read more...

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Tierra del Fuego......Land of Fire

Like mainland Chile and Argentina to the North, the archipelago boasts some of the finest trout fishing in the world. Sea Run Brown Trout often exceed 20 lbs, particularly in rivers such as the Rio Grande and San Pablo and in the Lago Fagnano. Much of this water is private, catch and release and fly fishing only.

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